Paper: Feels Like Spring

Hey guys! I don’t know where you’re all located but I’m in Bermuda and I have to say, the weather is delightful. Having just got back from a little ski trip to Vermont where I was basically a Popsicle the whole time, this is downright refreshing. And yes, it is a bit cold for Bermudian, subtropical standards but damn, I’ll take it! With the weather like this and the birds chirping outside, I couldn’t help but fall in love with these little beauties from Paper Source.  Don’t they just make you want to start writing?!


Book Chat: Walk Into Silence


From Amazon:

A woman vanishes from a Texas town. Did she simply run off, or is something darker at play?

When Patrick Dielman shows up at Detective Jo Larsen’s desk insisting that his wife, Jenny, is missing, Jo wonders if it’s a case of a bored housewife running away.

But as she digs deeper into Jenny’s life, Jo learns that Dielman keeps a stranglehold on the family finances, down to the last nickel, and that Jenny’s first marriage dissolved following the death of her young son. By all accounts—including her doctor’s—she never recovered from the loss. Between a controlling husband, a tragic past, and a callous ex-husband, Jo can’t be sure if she should suspect foul play or accept that the woman may have wanted to disappear.

For Jo, whose own demons are shadowing her every step, finding Jenny becomes more than the typical protect-and-serve.

My Take:

Loved it! I couldn’t get enough and needed to find out what happened to Jenny Dielman. I kept thinking it was the nosy, husband coveter from next door because she acted so incredibly shady, but then I also thought it might be the ex-husband or even his new wife so there was plenty of mystery to be had. The writing was really nice, flowed smoothly and the characters, as I said, were so good that I just couldn’t decide who to suspect more.

I certainly hope to have a long series involving Jo Larsen, a very driven detective who doesn’t settle until the case is closed.

While I hate books where kids or animals are the subject of abuse or worse, this book was written in such a way that I wasn’t a blubbering mess but more involved in the whodunit so that’s always a win for me.

Overall, great read and highly recommend!

**Full disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


Stuff: My Itty-Bitty Interview Over At

Not gonna lie, I’m kind of loving Michelle’s blog, What Matters To Mommy. She’s full of great advice on making money, saving money, and all things blogging. It’s basically a mom’s place to hangout and learn how to be more than just “mom”.  I think a lot of mother’s tend to lose their identity after their kids are born, and I know for me it has definitely happened. But I do still yearn for something to call my own. Cue my starting up this blog.

Having not worked in so many years, I have kind of forgotten how to deal with things besides making lunches and being a mom taxi. (You’d think scheduling would be easy peasy for me but I literally just came home defeated because I missed lunch duty at my youngest daughter’s school.) With that said, blogging is a good reintroduction to finding yourself again while *possibly* making a little moola on the side. Clearly, I’m not there yet but am hopeful that once I really figure this stuff out, I’ll actually get some readers!

Anyway, Michelle asked me to do a little interview for her blog about introverted bloggers and I certainly fit that description. I’m feeling a bit badly as my answers are so minimal but that’s who I am, a woman of few words (not in this particular post I suppose) so I kept true to myself…hopefully not to the detriment of what she was trying to accomplish.

Michelle has started a Facebook group called Introverted Bloggers Unite so if you feel you fit in with that, go check it out, the more we can do to help each other, the better!

Thanks Michelle!!